Shirley Jean Brawley

Shirley Brawley passed away in her home in Azle, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the age of 84.


Service:  A private burial service will be held Saturday, December 26, 2020.


A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.


Memorials:  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Good N.E.W.S. 4 Seniors or Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County.


Shirley was born on August 7, 1936 to James Marion Zeigler and Flora Mae Zeigler in Cleburne, Texas.  Shirley moved as a young girl to Azle with her family and lived there her entire life.  After graduating from Azle High School in 1955, Shirley married James William Brawley of Springtown, Texas.  James and Shirley had two children, Mike and Rhonda.


After several years working at Tri-County Electric, Shirley and James, opened an office supply store, Office Aid.  Her husband, James Brawley, was a City Manager, City Councilman and Mayor of Azle.  Both were very involved in the Azle community.


Shirley was a very social person who loved to talk to the residents of Azle, most of whom she knew personally.  Attending city functions and working at Office Aid, Tiny Thom, and later Wal-Mart provided her the perfect opportunity to talk to patrons and catch up on all the gossip in Azle.  She also loved getting together with friends and family for parties and playing games.  She especially loved playing bridge with a close group of friends that lasted 40+ years.  She was quick with a joke and loved to make people laugh.


Shirley was predeceased by her husband, James William Brawley;  son, James Michael Brawley;  daughter-in-law, Diana Dee Brawley; grandson, Jason Louis Brawley, and brother, James Marion Ziegler, Jr.


Survivors:  Shirley is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Brawley Walker and husband, J.D. Walker; granddaughters, Erica Brawley Luna and husband, Jacob Luna, Chelsea Walker; grandson, Jacob Walker; great-grandson, Preston Luna, along with other extended family members and many long-time friends.






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